|Ovarian cancer subject of Nov. 9 talk|
Ovarian cancer will be the subject of the next Dean’s Hour address beginning at noon Friday, Nov. 9, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The event is free and open to the public.
Catherine Casey, gynecologic oncologist at Minnesota Oncology Hematology in Edina, Minn., will present the talk, “Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know,” in the Keller Auditorium at the school’s Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia Road. Continuing medical education credit is available.
Casey plans to discuss the factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, as well as those factors that decrease her risk of developing the disease. She will describe symptoms associated with cancer of the ovary and the benefits and limitations of the CA-125 tumor marker. She will explain the difference that surgery by a gynecologic oncologist makes in the treatment and survival of ovarian cancer.
In 1982, Casey earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She earned the Doctor of Medicine degree with honors from there in 1986, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 1991 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She took fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medicine Center from 1992 to 1995.
She has presented widely on topics in her field and has received several awards for outstanding scholarship and teaching.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following UND Medical School video-conferencing sites: Southwest Campus conference Room B in Bismarck, Southeast Campus Room 225 in Fargo and Northwest Campus Office in Minot. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s Web page at: www.med.und.edu/webcasts/dean.html <http://www.med.und.edu/webcasts/dean.html> and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the Medical School’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at 777-2312.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Asst. to the Director, Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4305